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Unit Overview

Description
This unit explores key concepts and types of transnational and organised crime in the globalised world. It considers well-understood crimes, such as drug, firearms and human trafficking, illegal wildlife trade, maritime piracy, cybercrime; emerging crimes, such as various environmental crimes; and enabling crimes, such as corruption, fraud and money laundering. It reviews the role of regulation and policing in the international and cross-border space and draws on contemporary academic literature and non-government and international organisations to understand the causes, vulnerabilities, nexuses, nature and extent of these crimes. Real-world case studies will aid a practical understanding of varying crime groups' modus operandi, alongside relevant theory.
Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2022UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 elective
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) identify the main concepts and types of transnational and organised crime and theories to explain them; (2) critically analyse relevant international laws and counter-measures at the international level; (3) assess, analyse and interpret recent trends in transnational organised crime; and (4) present convincing, coherent, and consistent oral and written summaries of the outcomes of research on organised crime and criminal organisations.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) group presentation (including written component); (2) policy document; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Jade Lindley
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of LAWS1110 Crime and Society
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Contact hours
3 hours per week
Note
TBC.
Texts

Natarajan, M. (Ed.). (2019). International and Transnational Crime and Justice (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781108597296

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